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Major changes coming to high school football

The TSSAA Board of Control planned to meet in Murfreesboro on Aug. 11 for what will likely be a final vote that could shakeup the landscape of Tennessee high school football.
At a similar meeting in June, three proposals were presented for the reclassification of high school football.
At the time, the Board voted to table its decision until their Aug. 11 meeting.
The three possible outcomes of Monday’s meeting will be to leave the system as is, return to the five class system that was in place prior to the current one, or to reclassify the current six class system with the largest 32 schools in the state all moving to 6A, and the five classes below being categorized evenly.
A general consensus around the state of coaches, athletic directors and media members seem to believe the third option will be the one chosen on Monday night.
If the third option is indeed implemented, six classes will continue to be utilized, but the 32 largest schools in the state based on student enrollment would be grouped together in the highest class and all 32 teams would qualify for the playoffs regardless of season performance.
Of all local teams, only Science Hill and Dobyns-Bennett would meet the requirements for the new 6A class.
For David Crockett and Daniel Boone, their likely placement under the new system would be in 5A, a class above other Big 7 schools such as Tennessee High, Volunteer, Sullivan East and Sullivan Central.
If changes are made, they will not go into effect until the 2015 season where a new system will significantly alter the Blazers and Pioneers regular and postseason schedules.